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UFC 272: Paradigm Sports says Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan confirmed

Strawweights Yan Xiaonan and Marina Rodriguez has been added to UFC 272, according to Xiaonan’s management, Paradigm Sports.

Paradigm Sports confirmed the matchup in a tweet earlier today. The UFC has not officially confirmed the bout as of yet.

With strawweight champion Rose Namajunas set to rematch Carla Esparza, the next title shot could go to the winner of this title eliminator. The No. 3 Rodriguez (15-1-2), 34, is coming off a big win over Mackenzie Dern in October.

Meanwhile, No. 4 Xiaonan (13-2-0, 1NC), 32, is looking to rebound from a TKO loss to Esparza back in May. This fight looks to be a striker vs. striker classic, although Rodriguez also has a ground game to contend with.

UFC 272 is scheduled for Mar. 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Scheduled bouts include:

#3 MARINA RODRIGUEZ (15-1-2) VS. #4 YAN XIAONAN (13-2-0, 1NC)

EDSON BARBOZA (22-10-0) VS. BRYCE MITCHELL (14-0-0)

#9 JESSICA EYE (15-10-0) VS. #14 MANON FIOROT (8-1-0)

MARIYA AGAPOVA (10-2-0) VS. MARYNA MOROZ (10-3-0)

TIM ELLIOTT (17-12-1) VS. TAGIR ULANBEKOV (14-1-0)

MICHEL OLEKSIEJCZUK (16-4-0, 1NC) VS. DUSTIN JACOBY (16-5-1)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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